This week inHusker history
The week of March 24-30, looking back in five-year intervals
1933: Optimism about the upcoming season is high as coach Dana X. Bible's Huskers prepare for a public scrimmage during spring drills.
«1943: Former Husker player and Arkansas coach Fred Thomsen, a captain in the Army, helps organize competitive softball, touch football and basketball for U.S. military personnel serving in China during World War II. Thomsen, from Minden, Neb., was an end at Nebraska who lettered in 1920 and 1922.
1948: Bernie Masterson, who resigned as Nebraska's coach in February, is reported to be the likely choice as the next coach at St. Mary's. (He could not agree to terms with the California college and instead became an assistant coach with the New York Yankees of the short-lived All-America Football Conference.)
1953: The abolition of two-platoon football is one of the twists faced by coach Bill Glassford as he gets ready for the April 8 start of spring practice.
1968: The Huskers begin spring drills in coach Bob Devaney's seventh season.
1983: Coach Tom Osborne is pleased with the Huskers' sharp play in the first scrimmage of spring.
1988: The Atlanta Falcons, owning the first pick in the upcoming NFL draft, opt for Auburn's Aundray Bruce over Nebraska's Neil Smith. Smith would be the No. 2 pick, going to the Kansas City Chiefs, and would be selected six times to the Pro Bowl to Bruce's none.
1998: Frank Solich conducts his first spring practice as head coach at Nebraska.
2003: The Huskers must get accustomed to new terminology on offense.
2008: Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson says the Huskers will run the Nebraska offense.
2013: Athletic Department officials say the promotion of football tickets doesn't mean the sellout streak is in jeopardy.